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Call: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Montreal launch residency programme for young producers

This new residency program is a border-crossing opportunity for young fiction producers to learn global skills from the outset of their career and to gain in-depth knowledge of the producing and creative landscapes of the participating regions.

Helge Albers, CEO MOIN Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein: “The job description of a producer is changing drastically. Traditional models fade and transform. Industry standards are higher than ever and the parameters for a successful entrepreneurial activity are often set very early on. With our residency program we are looking for next generation producers who want to level up their professionalism, global mindset and create a strong network in Copenhagen, Montreal, Hamburg and Amsterdam!”

Claus Ladegaard, CEO Danish Film Institute: “Times are changing for producers in the audiovisual market and strong collaborations are essential when moving forward. This initiative will strengthen relationships between producers and hopefully nurture co-productions. We are happy to be a part of this new cooperation.”

Tine Fischer, Director National Film School of Denmark: “Co-production in the global market is not only about co-financing but most importantly co-creating with people that you trust have the same high-quality vision of a project. The National Film School of Denmark is thrilled to be part of this partnership that will give participating producers an extraordinary possibility to share and develop visions, working methods and modes of production in the four participating countries.”

Louise Lantagne, President and CEO SODEC Québec: “Given the increasingly competitive global market for producers, we believe this type of initiative will not only highly benefit Québec producers but will also build bridges across our partners’ nations and our own, strengthening our relationship and opening the possibilities for coproduction and cooperation. The SODEC is excited to be part of this new partnership and to be the host of one of the residencies on the tour.”

Bero Beyer, CEO Netherlands Film Fund: “However the film landscape may change, development of projects and producers is always key. We’re happy to be part of this new programme that not only creates a new path for Dutch producers, but will hopefully foster ties between the participants from our four territories.”

How it works

The four residents will live and work together for two weeks in each of the four cities, where they will attend workshops, meet local producers and creatives, and spend one week of shadowing at C-level. The first residency starts in March 2023 in Copenhagen, followed by an optional visit at CPH:Dox Documentary Film Festival. The second residency will take place at the end of August, beginning of September 2023 in Montreal, followed by an optional visit to Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The third residency will be in October 2023 in Hamburg, with an optional earlier arrival to take part in Filmfest Hamburg. The last residency will take place in January 2024 in Amsterdam, followed by an optional visit to International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Who can apply

Emerging fiction producers, who have had a theatrical release of at least 1 and max. 3 feature length films in their home country.

You can apply until November 14th, 2022, via Email to [email protected].

Image: Dany Delvoie (Netherlands Film Fund), Helge Albers (MOIN) and Ene Katrine Rasmussen (Danish Film School) photographed by Maximillian Probst for the Screen Daily article 'Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands and Canada launch year-round producers' residency' by Martin Blaney